WATCH: The Great American Foreclosure Song

Bailouts kept the banks intact, but who’s got homeowners’ backs?

This video was produced by ProPublica.

Looking to get a handle on the foreclosure crisis, the loan modification fiasco, and the robo-signing scandal? We put it all in a music video. We also put it all in an e-book—a compelling story and an indispensable guide to the crisis that we’ll be releasing tomorrow. Stay tuned! But for now, sing along:

If you enjoyed this, you may also be into our musical explainers of fracking, super PACs, redistricting and the Gregory Brothers’ auto-tuned song about bankers.

The video was produced for us by the folks at Explainer Music. Andrew Bean and David Holmes wrote the music and lyrics. Sharon Shattuck and Krishnan Vasudevan created the animation and design.

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